Big Brown Bat

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderChiroptera
FamilyVespertilionidae
GenusEspesicus
Binomial nameEspesicus fuscus

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Description

The big brown bat is an insectivore that eats mostly beetles, but also consumes other flying insects like moths, flies, and wasps. 

They live in all types of habitats, with a lifespan ranging from 18 to 20 years. This animal carries a lot of diseases, including rabies and parasites such as tapeworms and fleas.

The big brown bat is a small, nocturnal flying mammal. They live in colonies and uses echolocation to locate objects while flying at night. The color varies from brown to black.

They measure from 11 to 13 cm, with a wingspan from 32 to 40 cm, and it weighs from 15 to 26 g.

The species of bat lives in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and the northern portion of South America.